1975 NSL Div 2

New league member Windsor Stars hired former Manchester City and Detroit Cougars star Roy Cheetham as player-coach. They signed five Brazilian imports. The star of these was the former Brazilian international star Jair DaCosta, who was reported to be getting $10,000 for the season. Goalkeeper Raul Marcel Barreto had played for FC America and Palmeiras in Brazil. Dorivaldo Peres marshalled their defence and Pedro DaSilva scored 21 goals in 15 games to help the team finish top of the league. 19-year old Ed Dickson was voted as rookie-of-the year in the second division, and Evangelos Sirigos was selected as the leading goalkeeper.

Another new team that joined the second division were Les Castors de Montreal. They were owned by shoe factory owner Tony Iammatteo who imported former Serie A player Gilberto Noletti and Brazilian star Cane (Jarbas Faustinho) to lead his team. After winning 12 games in a row they lost at home to Toronto Italia on August 31 in front of 4,000 fans. Alan Hopes was the leading goal scorer in the Second Division. Les Castors forfeited their promotion-relegation series to St. Catharines Heidelberg due to injuries and import players returning home.

Oakville United were a team with a very strong Polish presence. Former Polish international Stan Majcher was the goalkeeper and former Polish first division-player Eryk Hansel marshalled their defence. After the season the club changed its name to the Toronto Falcons.

Ottawa Tigers imported three players from Portugal. They were Jorge Santos, Domingos Naftal and Joaquim Santos. Forward Nino Flamini scored 22 goals in 17 games.

St. Catharines Heidelberg were helped by key players Henning Bruchmann (goalkeeper), Jim Douglas and Danny McIntosh.

Ontario Selects made up of amateur players under the age of 21 and were coached by Arthur Rodrigues. Rodrigues had formerly coached First Portuguese, Toronto Croatia and Toronto Metros. Rodrigues used a huge number of players to give them experience at this level. Selects player Doug Pollard joined Windsor Stars for the 1976 season.

In October 1975 both Kitchener Srbija and Melita were suspended for one year, until November 1976, for making payments to amateur players. Larry Gilmour was the Kitchener amateur that received money for playing.  

Second Division
                     GP W  L  T  GF  GA  Pts
Windsor Stars        30 21  5  4  81  23  46
Montreal Castors     30 21  8  1  65  30  43
Oakville United      30 18  8  4  51  29  40
St. Cath. Heidelberg 30 13 12  5  42  44  31
Srbija Kitchener     30  9 14  7  44  56  25
Ottawa Tigers        30  8 18  4  42  45  20
Ontario Selects      30  8 18  4  24  49  20
Toronto Hungaria     30  7 18  5  37  64  19
Ukraina              30  3 21  6  18  79  12
Polonia              30  4 23  3  13  88  11
Melita               30  2 25  3  17 117   7
  
Leading goalscorers:                Goals  
1. Alan Hopes (Montreal Castors)       20 
  
Leading goalkeeper:
1. Dimitrios Sirigos (Windsor Stars) 
  
  
Play-offs semi-finals:
October 12, 1975 Windsor Stadium, Windsor 
Attendance: 1,800
Windsor Stars 7
Oakville United 1
 
Montreal Castors forfeited their series to St. Catharines Heidelberg due to injuries and import players returning home. 
  
Finals (Best-of-two)
October 18, 1975 St. Catharines
St. Catharines Heidelberg 2
Windsor Stars 1
  
October 19, 1975 Windsor Stadium, Windsor
Attendance: 1,000
Windsor Stars 2
St. Catharines Heidelberg 2
  
St. Catharines Heidelberg won series 4-3